Global Figures on WFH

British workers are leading the world in refusing to return to the office, despite a push by ministers to kickstart the commuter economy in the wake of the pandemic. But wasn't working from home (WFH) for part of the week forecast to be the 'new normal'?


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New figures show the UK now tops the table of nations where workers would rather quit or find a new job than return to the office five days a week.


Women are said to be the ones leading the so-called 'flexidus' of staff demanding a mixture of remote and in-office working, with 52 percent admitting they have left or have considered leaving their jobs because of a 'lack of flexibility'.


New figures published by Work From Home Research (WFH Research) have revealed how Britons are most likely to leave their jobs if told to return to the office five days a week. The survey, involving 33,000 people from across the world, shows how 23 percent of British workers say they would rather quit or start looking for new job rather than go back to the office. Elsewhere, the figures are:


Australia 22%

Canada 21%

Netherlands 19%

Singapore 17%

Sweden 17%

Germany 14%

USA 14%


However, these are just the percentages of people who say they would rather quit or start looking for new job rather than go back to the office. But, in reality, who's currently actually working from home the most? Well, the world leader is Singapore, where 2.5 days per week at home is the average, according to WFH Research. Elsewhere, the figures are:


Canada 2.2 days

Australia 1.9 days

UK 1.9 days

Netherlands 1.7 days

USA 1.6 days

Sweden 1.5 days

Germany 1.4 days


It will be interesting to see how the statistics change over the next couple of years.